BURNT CORN, ALABAMA

THE BROUGHTON FAMILY

C.R. AND MARY SNELL BROUGHTON of Burnt Corn. They lived in Burnt Corn from about 1840 thru 1860. johnheth@aol.com
C.R. AND MARY SNELL BROUGHTON of Burnt Corn.

Charles R. Broughton emigrated from Green County, Georgia with his father, brother and sister around 1830. They settled north of Monroeville in the Burnt Corn area. In 1840 he married Mary R. Snell and established their home at Monroeville. During the early days of their marriage he was sheriff of Monroe County. As time went by he is reported to have acquired around 9,000 acres of land. He was believed to have had a cotton gin drawn by horses, a grist or water mill, he tanned leather, made shoes, raised sheep, cows, horses, and hogs. He had looms to spin and weave cloth, weaved both cotton and woolen cloth. He made molasses and sugar and was a beekeeper. During the Civil War, he served as a Captain. The date of death of Charles and Mary is not known. Charles Broughton was a Mason who was a member of Alabama Lodge No. 3 and later was a charter member of Monroeville Lodge No. 153. Charles and Mary Broughton raised seven children: William Nataniel was killed in the Civil War. Mary first married a man named Fore and later married Will Stacy. Susan M. married William G. Hetherington . Susan and William later moved to Reagan, Falls County, Texas and are interned there in Covington Cemetery. Nancy Jane married a Billie Hixon and they moved to Robertson County, Texas and are buried there. Charles Edward married a Miss Ross and both are buried in the Baptist Cemetery at Monroeville. Laura married Julius Wiggins living in Monroeville and is buried in the Baptist Cemetery at Monroeville. Margaret Ann married John Monroe Hetherington and later moved to Reagan, Falls County, Texas and raising their family there. John and Margaret are interned in Covington Cemetery in Reagan They lived in Burnt Corn from about 1840 thru 1860.

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